August 20, 2008

Museum of Costume, Shambellie House

So many of my favourite things in one place....

beautiful victorian country house & gardens

elegant dresses & sumptuous fabricstheatrical fancydress & underwear dainty parasols & exquisite evening bags

delicate fans & vivid feathers

shoes! and more shoes!
then down twirling spiral stairs to

delicious homemade soup and melt in the mouth shortbread

whilst gazing at beautiful views
what more could a girl ask for.

for more informationShambellie House Museum of Costume
south west scotland
Open daily until Fri 31 October from 10:00 - 17:00


  1. Anonymous21/8/08 12:48

    oh Ruthie-- I am drooling over here from across the ocean. As a lover of textiles (flax is my religion) and Selvedge magazine-- your photos here sing straight to my heart.

    Thank you so much for your kind words at my site and how FABULOUS to find you--- off to explore your site-- bisous, Elizabeth (bluepoppy)

  2. ah! shambellie house - if i remember correctly, it used to be a kind of "dependance" of the royal scottish museum, right? long time ago my best scottish friend maxine did the whole setup for shambellie: she was the costume specialist in the rsm at the time ...

    lovely blog you have: i will definitely come back (am homesick for auld reekie and other lovely places ...)

  3. Hi Ruthie -- love all your posts! Think you would love these clothes - - you can start drooling now....hehe

  4. Hi Gaynor - thank you, i do & i have just this last week featured their clothing on my faerietale of inspiration blog x arent they just fabulous!! sighs x


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